Remembering Martin Mallett

The finish…

The finish…

 My friend Terry joined me at Reading. We met at St James church where father John stamped my pilgrim…

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Titanic Message in a Bottle

Titanic was my Downs Syndrome brother Martin's favourite film (along with the Sound of Music and Crocodile Dundee.)  Every Christmas…

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Titanic Message in a Bottle
Sunny Santander

Sunny Santander

Half way along Spain's North coast is the port of Santander. Famous for its beaches and it's bank, it's an…

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I looked at these mountains from both sides

There's nothing like it for realising the distance travelled.  Weeks ago coming out of Burgos I stood and stared at…

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I looked at these mountains from both sides
Martin and the moo cows

Martin and the moo cows

We all love a field of cows, munching, mooing, pooing, and grinding those teeth on the grass.  I stopped at…

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Martin in the cathedral

I can hear brother Martin saying: "nice church!" as we stare at the altarpiece.  Indeed it's one of the gems…

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Martin in the cathedral
Inspiration.  Where does it come from?

Inspiration. Where does it come from?

I was on a quiet winding road through the hills.  No traffic.  Around every corner and hair pin bend there…

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The boomerang bottle

I want to do a message in a bottle. Send a Martin Mallett name tag out into the sea. I…

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The boomerang bottle
Why are roadside memorials so impressive?

Why are roadside memorials so impressive?

I stopped because of the carved figures in this glorious memorial. With clasped hands in prayer I am reminded of…

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The guardian of the bridge

A great monument deserves a great story.  The longest bridge on the Camino is at Hospital D'Orbigo and the story…

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The guardian of the bridge
Don’t miss the village church

Don’t miss the village church

Every village has a church and on an adventure like this I find I can't go past without taking a…

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Which way would you go?

Did you ever see the film Castaway starring Tom Hanks? He comes to a cross road and he stands and…

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Which way would you go?
Martin Mallett with Kings and Queens

Martin Mallett with Kings and Queens

I found a Good place for Martin, my brother, today. Next to King Henry 11 and Richard the Lionheart and…

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Ma bubba

Ma bubba

Martin's name tags... We sew them onto clothes.  So they won't be lost.  So we know where they belong. Among…

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Timmy is interviewed on BBC Radio Berkshire

Listen to Timmy's interview on BBC Radio Berkshire, where he discusses his huge 2,000km cycle trip to Camino de Santiago…

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Timmy is interviewed on BBC Radio Berkshire
Martin Mallett tributes

Martin Mallett tributes

Thank you so much for the kind comments about dear brother Martin. We are greatly comforted by the support and…

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Martin Mallett – artist

Often when Martin came to stay we would spend time together in my studio, painting together.  Martin is wearing our dad's…

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Martin Mallett  – artist